The best party houses in Scotland for celebrations holiday cottages

The best party houses in Scotland for celebrations

Jemima Kirkwood 20 April 2022

We love it when groups of friends and families book large houses for celebrations as that is exactly what they are for – getting people together for fun and laughter to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a wedding anniversary, New Year’s Eve, or an overdue group reunion then it is worth thinking about a party house in Scotland to gather together in. The standard of Scottish accommodation these days is remarkable, and you can spend a week or long weekend in a luxury party house with all the mod cons, comfortable furnishings, wonderful surroundings, and quite often spa facilities – all for a reasonable price! Add to that privacy and flexibility and you’re winning!

We have many outstanding properties for larger groups dotted all over Scotland but here are some of our holiday-home highlights which we consider to be the best large Scottish party houses for celebrations. Discover large lodges with hot tubs in Scotland and great party houses to rent.

Pebble Beach

Sleeps 10 in Culloden, Highlands

This is a lovely celebration cottage set on the shores of the Inverness Firth enjoying views over to Inverness, Kessock Bridge and the Black Isle. Lovingly refurbished with contemporary décor, this party house with a hot tub is light and airy throughout and the setting is perfect for spotting bottlenose dolphins and seals. You can have the best of both worlds here: privacy and seclusion with your own in-house entertainment but also, being 3.5 miles from Inverness, you have city entertainment at your fingertips too!

“Fabulous place to stay. Plenty of room. Very comfortable. Amazing views. Hot tub and bbq hut were great. Felt secluded and isolated but had all conveniences such as pubs and shops within walking distance. ” March 2022.

Fun features

  • Private wood-fired hot tub
  • BBQ hut with direct access to the beach
  • Large living room with space for dancing
  • TV and built-in wall fire for cosy movie nights
  • Close to Inverness for bars, restaurants, night clubs, and cinema

Corn Bunting House

Sleeps 10 in Anstruther, Fife 

Nestled in a rural position on a working arable farm, this stylish period house is the perfect setting for a family reunion or group of friends. Just one mile from some of Fife's most famous fishing towns, the house enjoys sea views and provides a fun base for your holiday. Excellent eateries, quirky shops, and lovely boutiques are all close by! Inside the house is trendy, welcoming and spacious, and fully equipped with everything you are going to need. Snuggle in with movie nights next to the cosy stove, or spend lazy evenings in the hot tub star gazing together. Three dogs are welcome at this lovely celebration cottage in Scotland.

“Gorgeous farmhouse with beautiful views. Renovated to a very high standard with great attention to detail. Hot tub and games room were a hit with our group, very much hope to rebook in the future!” February 2022.

Fun features

  • Beautiful waterside views
  • Games room with table tennis and pool table
  • Bright comfortable and spacious lounge with a wood burner and Smart TV
  • Cobbled stone patio with private hot tub and outdoor seating
  • Close to the Fife coastline with its many beaches


*Please note that stag/hen parties are not permitted at this house

Bay House

Sleeps 13 in Dunoon, Argyll and Bute

Private hot tub, cinema room with a bar, steam room and sauna….what more could you want from a party house in Scotland? Quite often we are up against it with chilly weather, so the hot tub is the perfect solution to keep an outdoor dip manageable! Bay House is a luxurious property that is modern and elegant with period details, and set on the fantastic Victoria Parade, known for its magnificent sea views. Sleeping 13 there is plenty of space for everyone and all of the living spaces are ideal places for everyone to spend time together.

Fun features

  • Private hot tub
  • Cinema screen with cinema screen, surround sound and bar
  • Beach, shops, pubs and restaurants within half a mile
  • En-suite with spa bath, steam room and sauna
  • Double American smart fridge and freezer

Hill View Lodge

Sleeps 14 in Kingussie, Cairngorm National Park 

This is a stylish, rural party lodge well set up to welcome a large group to have a relaxing and fun stay within its walls. It is bright and spacious with large living areas and a formal dining room for celebration meals. Well equipped with on-site entertainment, you can spend lots of time at the house, but equally, you are close to the Highland towns of Kingussie and Aviemore where you will find pubs, restaurants, shops, and ample outdoor activity companies. Inverness isn’t far either!

“Can't recommend highly enough - stunning location and so well equipped.” September 2021.

Fun features

  • Private hot tub on the decked area
  • Fully-maintained nine-hole golf course and all-weather tennis court
  • Private bothy in grounds ideal for children
  • Close to Kingussie and Aviemore for pubs, cafes, and outdoor activities
  • Spacious living spaces for social times and all bedrooms en-suite

Cape Cove

Sleeps 10 in Cove, Argyll and Bute

This absolutely stunning luxury house sits on its own private beach with outstanding views of Loch Long. The glorious open-plan living space creates the perfect convivial atmosphere for celebrations with friends, and the sumptuous bedrooms are sanctuaries to enjoy time apart too. The beautifully designed interior is second only to the majestic surroundings of the loch, a sight which you can also enjoy from the bubbling cedar hot tub and the undercover outdoor dining area. If you can tear yourself away from this house of dreams, you’ll find fantastic walking trails, and adventures in nearby Helensburgh, and you can even charter a boat to use from your very own mooring!

“Awesome! Gorgeous house, well equipped, great location, spotlessly clean, and super comfy beds. And that view perfect place for a weekend away with friends." January 2022.

Fun features

  • Cedar hot tub out on the terrace
  • Private pebble beach
  • Micro gym with exercise bike, yoga mats, and weights
  • Own boat mooring, boat charter can be arranged locally
  • Walks to Linn Botanical Gardens, Kilgreggan Pier, and Rosneath Peninsula

Castle Wing

Sleeps 16 in Kilmarnock, near Glasgow 

This amazing historical castle welcomes you into one of its wings, arranged over three floors, offering the ideal location from where to explore the Ayrshire coast. Enjoy every moment of your fairy-tale escape in this regal castle as you take in the traditional decoration, antique furnishings, and quirky features. Located within a private 600-acre estate, you can spend leisurely mornings wandering the enchanting grounds, skimming stones at the nearby loch, or tucked away in one of the cosy nooks of this ancient castle wing.

“Highly recommend this property spotless and very historic set in amazing grounds will definitely return.” January 2022.

Fun features

  • Games room with table football
  • Large living spaces for social times
  • Short drive/taxi ride to Glasgow for family attractions, restaurants and clubs
  • Troon and Turnberry golf clubs close by
  • Shops, pubs, and cafés close by


*Please note that stag/hen parties are not permitted at this house nor non-family bookings of people under the age of 30.

Grassyards House

Sleeps 12 in Largs, Ayrshire 

This is a splendid holiday house to rent in Scotland, set up with everything you need for a fun-filled and enjoyable stay. Set amid 400 acres of countryside in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park, it's perfect for all outdoor pursuits. Get competitive in the games room where you will find a pool table, air hockey, built-in Sonos system, and Smart TV with soundbar! Relax and enjoy a good book in the cosy snug and sunroom. Lazy days can be spent in the garden and the hot tub is there at all times of the day.

“This is an absolutely stunning property! A lot of thought, care, and attention to detail has gone into making your stay a memorable one. Every room is beautifully and thoughtfully decorated and feels both luxurious and homely at the same time.” April 2022.

Fun features

  • Unwind in the private hot tub
  • Smart TVs in all 6 bedrooms, lounge, bathroom, and games room
  • Games room complete with pool and air hockey
  • Private large children's play area
  • Guests can visit the horses, and chickens, and guests are also welcome to help feed the pigs and seasonal lambs.

With every bit of fun comes a sensible word…

These self-catering holiday homes are all designed for their guests to enjoy them and have fun, and the owners of course want you to feel at home. If you are looking to get away with your friends and family to celebrate a special occasion then just keep in mind the care of the property, and treat it like you would your own, or even better!

If you are looking for accommodation for your next celebration, make sure you check out our selection of large party houses in Scotland.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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